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I saw it as containing a principle that would work with me if I could work with it.

We went into a large ward, containing some twenty or five-and-twenty beds.

One containing a pound of meat may be cooked an hour and a quarter.

In the bottom are a number of compartments, all containing quicksilver.

Peel and wash a pound of full grown potatoes, grate them on a bread grater into a deep dish, containing a quart of clear water.

This is quite a large genus, containing fifty-four American species.

If it be co-extensive with the one it will be co-equal with the one, or if containing the one it will be greater than the one?

Space is said by Plato to be the 'containing vessel or nurse of generation.'

He took up the one containing the mixture and regarded it hopefully.

Do you remember the letter you made me burn, the one containing all your secrets?

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere (transitive) "to hold together, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Containable.

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